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Studies Link Students' Boredom to Stress

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Students may say a teacher's lesson is boring, a researcher says, when frustration is really what they feel.
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Why Learning Should Be Messy

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The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i...

 

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Kiss My Grit

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"I'm still torqued about grit. Yes, grit, the amazing new research topic-cum-magic formula for Good That Schools Could Do (If Only They Weren't Failing)."

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100 Things Kids will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian

Just in case you ever wondered about some of the things I do!

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4 Ways High School Makes You Hate Reading

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Let me be clear, I still love reading good books. But thanks to school, everything else is a pain.
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Should We Teach the Five-Paragraph Essay?

Should We Teach the Five-Paragraph Essay? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"I often hear college writing teachers bemoaning the five-paragraph essay for its tendency to restrict creativity and to encourage a tunnel vision approach to essay writing. Many of my colleagues make it a personal mission to "unteach" the habits students bring to the classroom during their first year of college."

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Deep Learning Isn’t about Technology

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Technology is not evidence of 21st century learning. You can embed tech into every aspect of instruction and still have a completely teacher-centered classroom.
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So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students are increasingly unable to think for themselves, and colleges are encouraging this trend.

An essay about how difficult it has become to get college students to think for themselves; they want all the answers and parameters up front. What does this mean for us as high school teachers, preparing the next college students?

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5 writing tips from Winston Churchill | Articles | Home

5 writing tips from Winston Churchill | Articles | Home | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A speech he gave during WWII provides important lessons for corporate writers everywhere.
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'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms

'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Lesson | Students learn about the risks and benefits of research on genetically modified organisms, explore the growing D.I.Y. biology movement and develop proposals on restricting or permitting research in this area.
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Oct2012 NJ study - School Libraries, Now More than Ever

"Good school libraries lift entire educational climate of a school". Evidence from a recent 2-phase study in NJ. The keys? Collaboration and cooperation between librarians, teachers, and administrators. Now you know why I keep offering to collaborate with all of you! It's not about me or you, it's about the students...

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

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A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www...
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Primary Resources - Minute Man National Historical Park

Primary Resources...

Great for US History classes.

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I used to think…

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"My students are competent to show me what they need. I'm becoming a better teacher by giving up a lot of what I used to think."

A great blog post from a teacher who has re-considered a lot of her ideas about teaching and learning.

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What do Teacher Librarians Teach? poster

Inquiry research; Evaluating resources; creating and sharing; digital citizenship.

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HSSSE_2010_Report - Charting the path from engagement to achievement

"On average, schools with high levels of engagement tended to have high levels of literacy skills." "Schools that utilize their student engagement data effectively are making progress." "Five factors were likely to create a situation of learning instead of boredom: control, choice, challenge, complexity, and caring." "Of the students in 2009 who considered dropping out, 42% did so because they did not see the value in the work they were being asked to do." "What is the connection between the engagement gap and the achievement gap?"

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EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web

EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Many resources for teachers. From the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Will Richardson's book: Why School? How education must change when learning and information are everywhere

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ASCD Special Report - Feedback on Learning

"Directed, positive, specific, and tangible" - effective feedback that helps students learn. "Done correctly, effective feedback can actually save time, according to education professors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. These and other education experts examine how effective feedback can change the face of education."

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15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics : Not Exactly Rocket Science

15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics : Not Exactly Rocket Science | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

This study examines a 15-minute writing exercise that can help decrease, or eliminate, the gender gap in university physics. Perhaps if we use this short excercise here at HHS, we can help eliminate some of our learning gaps.

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World Digital Library Home

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Primary materials from around the world. "These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information.

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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy

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I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong.
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160 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

160 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Discover a meta collection of Free textbooks (or...

OpenCulture - free textbooks, free language lessons, free science videos, free audio books, and more!

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Read-alikes: Not Your Parents' Classics, by Ian Chipman | Booklist Online

Read-alikes: Not Your Parents' Classics, by Ian  Chipman | Booklist Online | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: Read-alikes: Not Your Parents' Classics.Chipman, Ian (author).FEATURE.First published May 15, 2012 (Booklist).Books For Youth - Fiction - Fantasy...
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